For the remarkable composer, trumpeter, educator, and activist Sean Jones, the pursuit of jazz is a most serious endeavor. Deeply influenced by his immersion in Gospel music in the church as a youth, Sean had an epiphany at the age of 19 while he was a student at Youngstown State University. The awakening was his first hearing of the magnificent John Coltrane’s masterpiece A Love Supreme . After receiving his Master’s Degree from Rutgers University, Sean performed a six-month stint with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Wynton Marsalis offered Sean a permanent position as lead trumpeter and Jones remained there until 2010, also participating in two recordings. During those years, Sean started touring and performing regularly with his own ensembles and began his longtime relationship with Mack Avenue Records, for whom he has just released his seventh recording. Education is also a major element in Sean’s ongoing activities. Shortly after joining the JALCO , he began teaching at Duquesne University in his adopted hometown of Pittsburgh, where he is currently Associate Professor of Jazz. In 2012 he also became Professor of Trumpet at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. In addition, master classes and clinics are a regular part of his activities, providing more than a dozen annually around the world. He also serves as Artistic Director of both the Pittsburgh and Cleveland Jazz Orchestras.

Described by JazzTimes as “an extremely thoughtful and cerebral player,” Mark Turner has been quietly building a reputation as a musician’s musician. He attended Berklee College Of Music in the late ‘80s where he met musicians that would figure prominently in his later work, including Kurt Rosenwinkel and Joshua Redman. Turner has recorded five critically acclaimed albums as a leader and has also performed or recorded with artists such as Dave Holland, Brad Mehldau, Lee Konitz, Dave Douglas and Lee Konitz. His current project is the trio FLY with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard. Their latest album, Sky And Country, appeared on ECM in 2009.

Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón has released nine recordings as a leader, including the Grammy Nominated Identities are Changeable (2014). As a sideman he has worked with jazz luminaries such as Charlie Haden, Bobby Hutcherson, Danilo Perez, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner and Steve Coleman.

Zenón has been featured in articles on publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, as well as gracing the cover of Downbeat Magazine on two occasions (2010 and 2014). In addition, he topped both the Jazz Artist of the Year and Alto Saxophonist categories on the 2104 Jazz Times Critics Poll and was selected as 2015 Alto Saxophonist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. As a composer he has been commissioned by SFJAZZ, The New York State Council for the Arts, Chamber Music America, The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Peak Performances, PRISM Quartet and many of his peers. Zenón has given hundreds of lectures and master classes at institutions all over the world, and is a permanent faculty member at New England Conservatory of Music. In 2011 he founded Caravana Cultural, a program which presents free-of-charge Jazz concerts in rural areas of Puerto Rico.

In April 2008 Zenón received a fellowship from the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Later that year he was one of 25 distinguished individuals chosen to receive the coveted MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “Genius Grant”. Típico, his 10th album as a leader, will be released in February, 2017.

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Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke
& Eric Harland

Miner Auditorium

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Mar 29 7:30pm
Strings

Mary Stallings
w/ Russell Malone
+ special guests

Miner Auditorium

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Mar 30 7:30pm
Art of the Trio

Mary Stallings
w/ The Bill Charlap Trio

Miner Auditorium

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Mar 31 7:30pm
All In The Family

Mary Stallings meets
the SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

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April 2018
Apr 01 3:00pm
All In The Family

Mary Stallings meets
the SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 05 7:00pm
Wordology

SFJAZZ Poetry Festival w/ Genny Lim

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 05 7:30pm
Afro-Caribbean Textures

David Sánchez' Carib

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Apr 06 7:00pm
Wordology

SFJAZZ Poetry Festival
w/ Genny Lim

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 06 7:30pm
Ethio-Jazz Singer

Meklit

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Apr 07 7:00pm
Wordology

SFJAZZ Poetry Festival
w/ Genny Lim

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 07 7:30pm
Legends of Mali

Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 08 7:00pm
Malian Voice of Freedom

Fatoumata Diawara

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Apr 08 7:00pm
Wordology

SFJAZZ Poetry Festival
w/ Genny Lim

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 12 7:30pm
Fado Star

Ana Moura

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 13 7:30pm
Fado Star

Ana Moura

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 14 7:30pm
Fado Star

Ana Moura

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 15 7:00pm
Fado Star

Ana Moura

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 18 7:30pm
Songs of Protest

Jazz & Social Justice Listening Party

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Apr 19 7:00pm 8:30pm
Joe Henderson Hotplate Festival

Anton Schwartz plays
Joe Henderson's
Page One

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 19 7:30pm
Double Bill

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
& Samora Pinderhughes
Transformation Suite

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Apr 20 7:30pm
Great American Politic

Paula West

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Apr 20 8:00pm 9:30pm
Joe Henderson Hotplate Festival

Atta Kid: In The Pocket

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 21 11:00am
Telling Stories: Jazz & The American Spirit

Family Matinee
w/ Paula West

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Apr 21 7:00pm 9:30pm
Caravan

Terence Blanchard E-Collective

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Apr 21 7:30pm 9:00pm
Joe Henderson Hotplate Festival

Kristen Strom plays
Joe Henderson's
So Near, So Far

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 22 2:00pm
Rhythms of Resistance

John Santos

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 22 6:00pm 7:30pm
Joe Henderson Hotplate Festival

Kasey Knudsen plays
Joe Henderson's
In 'n Out

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 22 8:00pm
New Sounds of Cuba

Roberto Fonseca & Dayme Arocena

Miner Auditorium

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May 2018
May 03 7:30pm
Cash and Cooder on Cash

Rosanne Cash
& Ry Cooder:
The Music of
Johnny Cash

Miner Auditorium

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May 04 7:30pm
Cash and Cooder on Cash

Rosanne Cash
& Ry Cooder:
The music of
Johnny Cash

Miner Auditorium

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May 05 7:30pm
Cash and Cooder on Cash

Rosanne Cash
& Ry Cooder:
The music of
Johnny Cash

Miner Auditorium

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May 06 7:00pm
Cash and Cooder on Cash

Rosanne Cash
& Ry Cooder:
The Music of
Johnny Cash

Miner Auditorium

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May 10 7:30pm
Swing Guitar King

John Pizzarelli

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May 11 7:30pm
Love in a Time of Madness

José James

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May 12 11:00am
From Roots to Branches: Jazz for All Ages

Family Matinee
w/ Doug Goodkin
& The Pentatonics

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May 12 7:30pm
Grace

Lizz Wright

Miner Auditorium

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May 13 2:00pm
Grace

Lizz Wright

Miner Auditorium

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May 13 7:30pm
French Jazz Vocalist

Cyrille Aimee

Miner Auditorium

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May 14 7:30pm
SFJAZZ Community Ensemble

Monday Night Band:
Spring Showcase Concert

Miner Auditorium

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May 17 7:00pm 8:30pm
Amendola vs. Blades + Two

Scott Amendola,
Wil Blades,
Jeff Parker,
Cyro Baptista

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 18 7:00pm 8:30pm
Amendola vs. Blades + Two

Scott Amendola,
Wil Blades,
Jeff Parker,
Cyro Baptista

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 19 7:00pm 8:30pm
Amendola vs. Blades + Two

Scott Amendola,
Wil Blades,
Jeff Parker,
Cyro Baptista

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 20 1:00pm
Award-Winning

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Big Band & Combo
Spring Concert

Miner Auditorium

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May 20 6:00pm 7:30pm
Amendola vs. Blades + Two

Scott Amendola,
Wil Blades,
Jeff Parker,
Cyro Baptista

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 20 7:00pm
Listening Party

Jim Marshall
Listening Party

Miner Auditorium

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May 24 7:30pm
Bitches Brew to Tutu

Miles Electric Band

Miner Auditorium

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May 25 7:30pm
Flamenco Tribute to 'Kind of Blue'

Chano Domínguez:
Flamenco Sketches

Miner Auditorium

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May 26 7:00pm 9:30pm
Miles Davis Reinterpreted

Robert Glasper Experiment
Everything's Beautiful

Miner Auditorium

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May 27 7:00pm
Eastern Connections

Miles From India

Miner Auditorium

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Paul Contos, SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra


Paul Contos has been involved in jazz performance and education for over 40 years. His mentoring and teaching have touched hundreds of lives. Students he has tutored includes Donny McCaslin, Hafez Modirzadeh, Remy and Pascal LeBoeuf, David Valdez, Kyle Athayde, Chase Baird, Milton Fletcher, Tanya Darby, Eric Crystal, Pat Carroll, Alex Han, and a host of others. His work for the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Program since the 1980s as Saxophone Clinician and Director of both The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and Monterey County All-Stars is distinguished and thoroughly comprehensive.

Contos is a faculty member at University of California, Santa Cruz and California State University, Monterey Bay. He also conducts, performs, and judges at college and high school jazz festivals, and serves as Artist in Residence for many school jazz programs. Contos singularly developed the curriculum for the Music Recording/Technology Concentration at California State University, Monterey Bay. Contos has received performer grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He also serves as Artist In Residence for the California Arts Council, and is on the council's touring roster. In 2009, Contos was the featured saxophone soloist at Carnegie Hall as part of New York City’s Distinguished Concerts International, performing a jazz concerto by composer Jeff Beal.

Mr. Contos helped form the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, and has played and recorded with many of the Bay Area’s finest jazz artists, including Ray Drummond, Eddie Marshall, Kenneth Nash, Vince Lateano, Madeline Eastman, Mark Levine, Rebeca Mauleón, Bruce Forman, Tee Carson, Dave Eshelman, and Ray Brown. He has also shared the stage such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, the Heath Brothers, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, Kurt Elling, Regina Carter, Gary Burton, Wayne Shorter, Terence Blanchard, John Faddis, David “Fathead” Newman, and many others.

Dann Zinn, SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo


As a world-class saxophonist/flutist, Dann Zinn is renowned for being a passionate soloist, composer, arranger, and educator. As a performer, Dann has worked with Peter Erskine, Taylor Eigsti, Joe Henderson, Jeff Tain Watts, Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Findley, Mary Wells, Martha and the Vandellas, and Barry Finnerty. He has produced four albums of his own: Ten Songs, Wish, Grace's Song, and Shangri La. Dann has toured the United States playing venues that include the Monterey Jazz Festival and Yoshi's.

Dann's resume as an educator includes Director of Jazz Studies at California State University East Bay, Director of Jazz Studies at Chabot College, faculty at the University of California at Berkeley, the California Jazz Conservatory, and the Brubeck Institute. Dann's private studio is home to multiple winners of full scholarships to the nation's top college jazz programs. His series of six technique books, Zinn and the Art of the Saxophone, is based on Dann's thirty years of teaching experience.

Quotes

"“The best overall live jazz set this writer has heard in the New Millennium.” " — All About Jazz
"For the first time, jazz in America will have a counterpart to the symphony hall, an edifice that proclaims the value of jazz to anyone who sees it on the street. " — The Chicago Tribune
"They blew the place apart. " — The New York Times
"Something of a latter-day Jazz Messengers. " — All About Jazz
"The SFJAZZ Center is ambitious in its vision to present the diverse spectrum of jazz at a first-rate facility. " — San Francisco Chronicle
"Everything in the building will be adjusted for SFJAZZ’s top priority: music. " — The New York Times, Bay Area Blog
"The SFJAZZ Center represents a major transformation for SFJAZZ. " — Srinija Srinivasan, Chair of the SFJAZZ Board of Trustees